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The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Pysanky Egg Workshop with Karen & Grace McFetters

Posted on 02/17/15
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Pysanky Egg Workshop with Karen & Grace McFetters Use of candle and dying of egg as part of the pysanky process; display sample of the eggs created by the McFetters

Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild happily welcomes back the popular "Ukrainian Pysanky Egg" Class with heritage craft team composed of mother and daughter, Karen and Grace McFetters.  Pysanky is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of writing on eggs with wax.  The vibrant coloring of the egg with imagery and design symbolizes good luck, posterity and the arrival of Spring.  All materials are included and you take home two completed eggs, egg stands, and a full pysanky kit (so you can make them at home).  The class meets on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. — 3p.m. at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  Bring a lunch.  Payment and completed registration are required for enrollment.  The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, March 11.  The class costs $50 for RAG members, $55 for non-members.  This class is designed for people high school age through adult (12 and under with an adult).  For more information and to register for the class contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.

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Bio:  Mother/daughter team, Karen and Grace McFetters are attracted to eggs.  Not just any kind of eggs -- hand dyed Ukrainian Pysanky eggs.  They are a 2000 year old craft loaded with color and symbols.  These two ladies make them year around using whatever eggs they can source.  The craft uses candles to heat wax that is drawn over the eggs.  The eggs are then dyed.  The McFetters creations have been feature on TV and newspapers all over.  Karen leads several "heritage crafting" opportunities at the Randolph Arts Guild.  She was the 2013 Fall Festival Heritage Village Coordinator, teaches a variety of Guild classes for youth as well as adults, and hosts weekly knitting sessions.  Karen and Grace return to the Guild for a Pysanky class in 2015.

 

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